Reid didn’t say when the surgery to repair his leg will take place, but he will be put on IR.
This has to be a crushing injury for the youngster, who hasn’t had a big year, but has shown glimpses of the promise that the Eagles drafted him for.
Reid said that Graham, who is usually very upbeat, is eager to get the surgery done and so he can start rehabilitating the knee.
Andy Reid says middle linebacker Stewart Bradley has a dislocation of his elbow and will probably be out for the remainder of the regular season. He won’t need surgery and according to Reid won’t be put on IR.
You could tell that Reid is hoping that Bradley will be able to return to action during the post-season.
Outside linebacker Keenan Clayton has a hamstring strain which will keep him out of action for at least a week. The head coach was impressed by the young linebacker’s confidence.
“He wasn’t shy with his calls. He was accurate,” Reid said. “He played physical football. His challenge now is that people have him on film, he will need to get it up another notch.”
He talked about the job the defensive line did against the Cowboys running game. Reid singled-out defensive tackle Mike Patterson for his play and said he’s having a Pro Bowl season.
Big Red singled-out rookie middle linebacker Jamar Chaney for stepping in for the injured Bradley and doing the job. He didn’t commit to him as the starter at that position for the rest of the season. Veteran middle linebacker Omar Gaither who was inactive for game, will be active the rest of the way and could see some action at the middle linebacker position.
He mentioned David Akers’ field goals and kickoffs.
Colt Anderson has been a great find. This guy has changed the team’s special teams.
Reid went into some depth in talking about the MCL strain which has kept Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel out of action. He said Samuel had a good workout today and is expected to be ready for the battle with the Giants.
The head coach talked about the development of LeSean McCoy and how he needed to get stronger. He talked about seeing McCoy at Pittsburgh and observing his ability to both catch and run the football. Reid said he thought McCoy would be able to come in here and do many of the same things which Brian Westbrook was able to do.
The key would be his ability to learn how to block. Reid emphasized that McCoy needed to get stronger so he could block on an NFL level.